Se­cret’s out on gar­den de­sign win

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It all came down to “pre­ci­sion” for the res­i­den­tial win­ner at this year’s Land­scape Queens­land Ex­cel­lence Awards.

Morn­ing­side land­scap­ers Out­door Se­crets took home the Queens­land Res­i­den­tial Land­scape Con­struc­tion of the Year for work on a Padding­ton home.

The judges com­mented on the high level of pre­ci­sion that had been used on the “hugely chal­leng­ing” site.

“Five me­tres of level dif­fer­ence has been land­scaped to pro­vide the bal­ance be­tween the in­ti­macy of the softscapes and strong lines of the con­tem­po­rary,” the judges said.

“A range of tech­ni­cal abil­ity to ex­e­cute the hard­scape has been demon­strated with in situ and pol­ished concrete, nat­u­ral stone tiling and deck­ing.

“The light­ing pulls the dra­matic rec­ti­lin­ear lines into the next level.

“In sharp con­trast to this, the lush and full softscapes make this into a per­sonal space that em­braces you and in­vites you to en­joy the am­bi­ence that has been cre­ated.”

Gold Coast based Na­ture­link Land­scapes and De­sign won the Queens­land Com­mer­cial Land­scape Con­struc­tion of the Year for the Burleigh Board­walk at Burleigh Heads.

Land­scape Queens­land CEO Mark Sorby said this year’s awards again show­cased the high lev­els of skills and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of the land­scape in­dus­try.

”In­dus­try trends are chang­ing to meet con­sumer de­mands,” he said. ”This sees land­scap­ers un­der­tak­ing an ex­cit­ing and di­verse range of projects which were re­flected in some of this year’s awards en­tries sub­mit­ted from through­out the state.”

More than 500 peo­ple at­tended this year’s event at the Bris­bane Hil­ton.

Out­door Se­crets won the Queens­land Res­i­den­tial Land­scape Con­struc­tion of the Year for this chal­leng­ing Padding­ton project.

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